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April 8, 2022, 2:40 PM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google partners with iFixit to sell spare parts for devices going back to 2017's Pixel 2, in Australia, Canada, the US, and European countries “later this year”  —  Spare parts going back to the Pixel 2 will be available  —  Google has become the latest manufacturer to partner …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Algospeak, like saying unalive instead of dead, is becoming common on the internet as people seek to bypass content moderation filters on platforms like TikTok  —  “Algospeak” is becoming increasingly common across the Internet as people seek to bypass content moderation filters …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal emails staff to announce that Elon Musk will hold an internal AMA addressing concerns that Musk will sabotage the company culture  —  Twitter plans to host Elon Musk for a question-and-answer session with employees after a week of internal outcries over his appointment …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft says it obtained a court order on April 6 to take control of seven domains and disrupt Russia-linked hacking group Strontium's attacks against Ukraine  —  Microsoft has successfully disrupted attacks against Ukrainian targets coordinated by the Russian APT28 hacking group after taking …
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
China will begin on-site inspections of large internet platforms to rein in the potential abuse of their algorithms, likely including Tencent and ByteDance  —  China kicked off a formal campaign to rein in the potential abuse of algorithms by internet giants from ByteDance Ltd. to Tencent Holdings Ltd. …
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Axie Infinity's economics make little sense and are reminiscent of a Ponzi scheme, but the strength and engagement of its community may sustain it long term  —  Last year, Axie Infinity was touted as one of the best candidates for a mainstream blockchain app.
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
A US judge sentences Denys Iarmak, a Ukrainian member of the FIN7 hacking group, to five years in prison; FIN7 has stolen 20M+ credit card numbers since 2015  —  Denys Iarmak, a high-level member of the criminal hacking group FIN7, was sentenced to five years in prison today by a U.S. judge.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
A book excerpt examines how a law enforcement operation to take down the largest child sex abuse website, using Chainalysis tools, showed bitcoin was traceable  —  They thought their payments were untraceable.  They couldn't have been more wrong.  The untold story of the case that shredded the myth of Bitcoin's anonymity.
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